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Everything posted by malhavok

  1. @SaschaFranck I don't have any solution to latency but I have a few workarounds that I use in your two stated use cases. When I need to audition many IRs I will do this by recording a short loop with no cab on it and can then spin through IRs quickly. Once I narrow it down to a few I'm interested in then I can load those 3-4 onto the unit for more "interactive" experimentation. For soft-synths, I have always favored playing live midi keyboard with a "proxy sound" for hard-monitoring and recording the midi. Then I can audition and tweak the recorded midi through the softsynths of choice. I don't know if either of these workarounds will be good for your situation but it's how I approach the issue of latency in those two use cases.
  2. The latency really only matters if you need soft-monitoring. And if you do, then it matters. For the "general" use case, with Helix, for guitar players, soft-monitoring is never necessary. Hard-monitoring is effectively zero latency and that's probably how most people are expected to (and do) use Helix as an interface. I know it doesn't solve your specific problem but maybe hardware monitoring could be an option for you.
  3. @mudmun there's no secret way to go lower than the lowest setting. You may need an external EQ pedal if none of the built in EQs go low enough for your use case :(
  4. malhavok

    rate my tones

    No idea of the original song but I found your take groovy.
  5. Here's another one. A snapshot is like when you convince your singer to get down and twist the knobs on your delay and chorus during the solo. A preset is like when you have the roadies completely swap out your amp and pedals between songs.
  6. Ignore all settings and record USB 3 as it will be the raw guitar input with no processing.
  7. I'm failing to re-surface the source but the cab hi/low pass filters are more gentle than those in the EQ blocks. I want to say the cabs are maybe 12dB while the EQ blocks are 24dB. My memory is hazy but the cabs' filters are not as steep as the EQs'. I personally find this desirable as the roll-off of highs on most guitar recordings is a more gentle slope but it means the cab cuts will maybe be a bit more natural but you'll need to cut deeper while the EQ cuts will be more immediate but can be kept less severe. I hope that makes sense.
  8. @datacommando all true, for sure
  9. malhavok

    Import hlx file

    @baldgeezer, in addition to the other excellent advice in this thread, you can also drag'n drop presets directly into the editor. Drop it onto the left where it shows "New Preset" or whatever preset you are wanting to replace.
  10. It won't allow you to send it to 2B until you actually have a 2B to send it to. Split the bottom path so the input shows two blocks and it won't be grayed out anymore.
  11. Do you have POD Go Edit up and running? That's the first step. Then click on the pink IR folder and drag'n drop the files into there.
  12. The most awesome thing about modern units is they allow you to go either way. You can put them all before the amp in a traditional pedalboard setup or put them all after the speaker in a traditional studio setup. Or you can break all the rules and make whack sounds.
  13. It will sound different to HD500 but what you're describing is possible. For the clean/ambient thing: Fender amp and cab (or turn off amp/cab for DI) plate reverb delay dual pitch block (you can run both the octave up and octave down in a single block You always have volume pedal, wah, eq on every preset There is now still one open block to do whatever you want with it If you want separate control of the octave up/down you could either split it (as you currently do) and use up the last free spot or you could use stomp mode or snapshot assignments to change its configuration. For the standard tones: There is a noise gate built into the input block so if noise gate at the front of your signal is sufficient for you then you don't need to use a block for it amp/cab reverb delay chorus You always have volume pedal, wah, eq on every preset Sounds like you kind of already worked all this out for yourself already so not sure if I'm shedding new light on it for you. Any other questions? I own both POD Go and Helix Floor and used an HD500 as my main rig for six years. So I can certainly answer more questions about the ecosystem.
  14. ...but you CAN run HX Edit on iPad using sidecar (requires also a mac computer). https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210380
  15. Do you accidentally have anything plugged into the EXP2 jack on back of POD?
  16. @resrocks can you share a preset here that's having the problem?
  17. Don't bee fooled by the plastic bottom. It is very sturdy. I'm sure it would handle someone's full weight on it (but breaking the knobs would always be a bigger concern to stand on any unit).
  18. Amp distortion and pedal distortion are totally different. I use whichever one is most appropriate for you and for any given situation.
  19. Slight distortion. Washy delay and reverb. Lots of finger vibrato. Swell in each not with volume pedal so there's no attack.
  20. Make sure you are down with the basics. Some important concepts: The computer records inputs You hear outputs The computer won't record outputs Helix allows your "guitar sound" to be heard as an output while also sending it to many inputs Your computer playback is only an output (and not an input) This is what allows a DAW to work (because you can listen to playback of already recorded tracks while recording only your unimpeded input) There exists add-on software (BlackHole is my preference, but Soundflower is the older one) that makes your computer think outputs are inputs, but it requires configuration Which part of the above are you having trouble getting setting up. Then we can help you with more details about that part.
  21. I'm personally in love with the AC15 at edge of breakup with the Xotic Boost to push it over for higher gain rhythms and add Zendrive on top of all that for leads. Smoov.
  22. @jwoertz HXFX definitely much more flexible and a lot more routing features if you are not using amp/cab stuff.
  23. Totally can assign two reverbs on POD Go. DSP limitations aside. Are you familiar with the DSP Allocation chart? If you don't plan on using amp/cab modeling then you can free up the most DSP by: set amp block to preamp and select the Del Sol 300 preamp only block leave cab block on internal cab (not IR) and doesn't matter which cab is selected bypass both blocks Set like that, you can run any two reverbs without fear of running out of horsepower. The two springs are "most costly" at close to 35% each. So using two springs would eat up about 70% of available power leaving only 30% for your other two selectable blocks. That's "only" 30% because you can probably still do just about anything. That 30% is quite a lot (as you can see, the most "expensive" reverbs are only a little more than that already). You would run into more limitations of DSP power with two reverbs if you were also using some expensive amps with them.
  24. Yes! You can totally assign toggle switches like this on all of the units. Assign both blocks to turn on/off with the same switch Select one of the blocks and manually toggle it off while the other is on. It's now a switch that toggles between the two!
  25. The forums here are great. There's also a great facebook group with almost 30,000 people in it that gets a huge variety of disussion.
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